[Python-Dev] Accepting PEP 456 (Secure hash algorithm)

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Wed Nov 20 11:07:28 CET 2013

Christian has indicated he now considers PEP 456, which adds an updated and
configurable hash algorithm ready for pronouncement (

I am happy the PEP and the associated implementation represent a desirable
improvement to CPython, and approve of the proposal to experiment further
with the small string optimisation during the beta period, before either
enabling it or removing it entirely in beta 2.

Accordingly, I am formally accepting the PEP for inclusion in Python 3.4 :)

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